Beginning with a bit of link blogging, here are a few items for the day:
First of all, Kate Dacey is holding a NANA contest over at Manga Critic! Click here for details on how to win a copy of NANA volume seventeen! If you’re unaware of how fantastic I think this series is, check out my post, Why You Should Read NANA. Then go get yourself a book!
Secondly, my cohorts over at Manga Recon have a new Roundtable up for your reading pleasure: The Manga Kingdom. The conversation is awesome and it’s already continuing in comments, so don’t miss out!
Speaking of Manga Recon, I had a review in this week’s Minis, for volume four of Del Rey’s series Kamichama Karin Chu, a trippy, over-the-top magical girl drama I had a lot of fun reading. For something completely different, check out my review of volume two of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei: The Power of Negative Thinking here at PAD. I loved the second volume at least as much as the first, and something I didn’t get to mention in the review is that there is even a tiny Hikaru no Go reference in this volume! Warmed my heart, it really did.
Thanks to everyone for your thoughtful, revealing comments on Getting Our Geek On: What Our Symbols Mean to Us! I’m really enjoying the discussion.
Lastly, Viz has a new video trailer for their beautiful manga Children of the Sea. If you missed my review of the first volume of this gorgeous series, here’s the link. Meanwhile, enjoy!